Benefits of Dental Implants
Here at Dallas Oral Surgery Associates, we replace lost or damaged teeth with dental implants, and these procedures are carried out with the highest standards possible. Dental implants are the best option if your teeth have to be replaced for one reason or the other. While other options such as dentures and bridges have their own merits and are appropriate in certain situations, dental implants always offer a wholesome solution. The following are some of the most prominent benefits of dental implants.
This is the primary benefit of getting dental implants. After losing your teeth, the tooth sockets in the jawbone remain empty. This empty space causes the jawbone to start shrinking, and the rest of your teeth might start collapsing as well. Your jawbone needs to stay stimulated. Dental implants help maintain this simulation and maintain your jawbone mass. Our dentists will recommend dental implants immediately when you lose your teeth.
Dental implants also support and strengthen the adjacent teeth. As already mentioned, if a tooth gap is left empty the adjacent teeth start collapsing into the empty gap. Dental implants help hold the adjacent teeth and by extension the rest of the teeth on the jaw in position.
Natural Aesthetics and Bite Force
Dental implants, after you’ve fully healed from the placement procedure, function just like ordinary teeth. First, our dentist will cap them with crowns that match your natural teeth hence enhancing your cosmetic appearance. Also, they will prevent your face from collapsing, which often happens when you lose teeth. You end up looking as great as you did before the tooth loss, or even better.
Second, dental implants are pretty strong. You can use them to chew just like you would have used your original teeth. The implants are planted into the jawbone and secured using titanium screws. Titanium is a biocompatible metal, and the implant post and screws fuse with the jawbone after a while. That leaves you with strong prosthetic teeth that can deliver just as much bite force as any natural teeth.
No Decay or Cavities
Dental implants are made of titanium metal and are capped with either porcelain or ceramic caps. These are materials that cannot decay or develop cavities. That’s no excuse not to practice good oral hygiene, though. You still need to brush and floss your teeth every day. You could still get bacterial infections on your gums if you don’t. That would end up affecting the strength of the dental implants.
While all the other solutions to teeth loss feature fittings that need to be adjusted periodically, dental implants are permanent. As mentioned above, the titanium post and screws fuse with the jawbone to become part of it. The tooth becomes anchored into the jawbone, just like a natural tooth. You will not have to come back for realignments or repairs.
Call Dallas Oral Surgery Associates at 972-733-0414 today if you need to find out more about dental implants. Better yet, come to us if you’ve lost your teeth and you need dental implants. We are always glad to be able to restore a smile on peoples’ faces.